There is a long way to go, but the road is Free…
Framasoft and the “De-google-ify Internet” campaign received some attention. Here are some extracts from our Press release.
A joyful mess
Who is behind Framasoft? Everybody who took part in our projects at some point. It is enough to be eager to promote Open source and license your contribution as open source. It guarantees that it will be added to the commons without any risk of being seized.
A bit of cathedral
Framasoft is based on a law 1901 association (non-profit association of volunteers). Up to it to smooth out any rough edges and to ensure that the community can function in good conditions. There are 8 permanent posts and it’s mostly financed by individual donations collected on Internet. You can be a member too, but careful, it is more a vocation than a sinecure!
There are lots of ways to participate with us to spread the Free spirit through our numerous projects.
Test, write, moderate, administrate, translate, proofread, relay, code, communicate, promote, raise awareness… Don’t hesitate to join in with us! And thanks in advance…
because its free as in free speech, not as in free beer
Framasoft would be nothing without its volunteer community, but cannot operate without the support of the association which has expenses and employs 8 vital employees. Our funding depends on individual donations, that means on you. If you think we deserve it…
Framasoft is first and foremost a community of users. Yet, its functioning is distinctly that of a network, of projects, but also of partners..
So, Framasoft receives the support from numerous organisations (public, business, non-profit) allowing our projects to grow and develop. List of all our partners
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Free software is a software that offers and guarantees the following four liberties: usage, study, modification and copying in order to spread (free of charge or not).
This is technically permitted thanks to the access to the code and legally with the free license going with it. Theses four liberties promote transparency, trust, exchange, sharing and collaboration inside communities.
Framasoft provides a directory, USB and DVD keys and a Windows installer to discover these and use them regularly.
The big directory
More than 1600 peices of software, tested, rated and commented on by the longest running and Framasoft’s debut project. Includes tutorials and comprehensive docs.
Full tank of Freedom in a simple device
With a USB memory stick (or any other mobile device) use more than a hundred free programs for mobile, for Windows, test and install a GNU/Linux distro or have offline access to Wikipédia in French.
Full tank of Freedom in a DVD
A DVD stuffed with the best free software for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux (distro included) but also free culture (text, photo, audio and video). Also available as a special School Edition
Framapack is a handy tool to pick the best free software for Window’s most recent version.
You select the software you want and all the programs are installed in a single convenient step!
Extending the scope of open source
Ease by Internet and digitisation, "free culture" is a evolving culture inspired directly by free software in its spirit and licenses to promote and spread intellectuals works.
It explores various domains such as arts, education, sciences, hardware… These works can then be considered as common goods. The most illustrative example is the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.
In this context, Framasoft offers you a blog, a publising house a video platform, a website dedicated to free music as well as an original collaborative translation service.
“Because it will be one of the biggest missed opportunities of our era if the free software doesn’t free anything else than code.”
News from "Libre"
Weekly column on Libre and libre software. Debate, open comments, many translations and news announcements about all the activities of the Framasoft network.
Betting on free books
Our publishing house includes around twenty publications, covering free software, programming for beginners, thoughts on copyright but also comics and even novels. A free book provides the reader with the same freedoms as free software.
A free digital library
Our library includes a few hundred free or public domain publications. It is available online on mobile platforms. You can add it directly to an e-book reading application with the OPDS feed.
Translate together, mainly from English to French, with a sense of community and leveraging the power of the Internet and good will of its inhabitants. It can consist of articles, subtitles or even entire books!
Our free « YouTube »
Videos in French (or with French subtitles) about free software and Open source in general. Interviews, conferences, documentaries, tv broadcasts… to get informed but also to inform others.
When the music is free
« Free music » is music that provides the music lover with the same liberty as free software. A dedicated website will help you understand better, along with a selection to show that quality is also present.
Free cloud computing? It is possible!
Code name: “Framacloud”
Intuitive, registration-free, and directly in your browser, it is a set of online free services and respectful of your personal data. These services are offered in the context of our campaign “De-google-ify Internet”
You can also install these on your own server, thus helping to decentralize Internet. Tutorials are availables in the section Cultiver son jardin (only in French at the moment) to help you to go for it.
Let’s all write together on the same document in a collaborative online editing interface. No registration required, pick a username, a color and let’s go!
A collaborative spreadsheet
Framacalc is to spreadsheets what Framapad is to text editing, working together on the same document in a simple and collaborative way.
Creation of questionnaires
Framaforms allows you to create the questionaires that you need, whether it’s in an education, family or community context. Create your questions based on your needs, using multiple choice or free text field forms.
With Framagenda you can create personal or professional calendas, the agenda for a hall or the activities of your organization, and share them freely. You remain master of your data, and you choose with whom, where and when they are shown.
Organize appointments and surveys
Framadate is like Doodle, but free. Nothing is simpler than to create an appointment or a survey with registration and to invite your associates.
Framaboard is a collaborative project and task manager, using the Kanban system. Its visual system makes it very easy to feel at home, whether you are used to this kind of tool or not.
Create mind maps
A fluid and intuitive interface to create mind maps easily from inside your browser. Particularly relevant for brainstorming or note taking.
Create and edit pictures easily online using the SVG open format. Kids love this!
Create and share slideshows
Framaslides allows you to create directly on line a slideshow or a presentation, to view it with a simple internet connection, and to share it.
Ochestrate your collaborative projects
Do you need a pad to take notes, an organisation table, and a video-conference, at the same time? With Framaestro, you’re in charge of the tools that you need, and all on one single and unique webpage.
The search engine which explores the Internet around you
Framabee is a free and anonymous meta search engine. Your search query is sent to multiple other engines before it is displayed in your browser. The point? Our engine act as a middle-man between you and Google (and others), so that your personal data (IP address, search history, geolocalization, profile) can not be accessed by them.
The free social network
Framasphère is a free social network based on the decentralised Diaspora software. Find your friends on Framasphère – or other Diaspora pods – and discuss with them without being tracked.
Social network in 500 characters
Framapiaf is a microblogging libre service, based on the decentralized Mastodon software. Find your friends on Framapiaf - or other instances Mastodon, GNU Social, Friendica - and exchange with them without being tracked.
Framateam is a free chat service which allows for team collaboration, notifications, conversations history and research.
Framalistes allows you to create email lists: anyone subscribed to your list can receive the emails which are sent to the list, and participate in turn. It’s up to you to decide if this list is public, semi-private or private.
Framatalk lets you chat with your friends without any need for complex software installation or registration. It all happens directly between you and your friends, from your web browser.
Framavox helps you to make group-based decisions. Start a discussion, share ideas, come to an agreement. Every decision has a clear deadline, so you can be sure to decide on time.
Framemo allows you to create a board with columns on which anyone can pin colourful notes. Just like Framapad, no registration is required and modifications are made visible and saved continuously.
With Framanotes you can take and store notes, images, links… and even files; and synchronise them across all your devices (or share them with your friends).
Never miss an article!
Framabag allows you to save articles which you do not have time to read now.
Follow the news
By subscribing to your favorite sites RSS feeds, keep in touch with their latest news with Framanews!
Online or offline gaming
Framagames is a compilation of free games, some of them online or on PC, tablet, which do not require any installation.
Mining educational game
Framinetest is a server for the Minetest game, a "sandbox game" in which you build and decompose blocks to modify it and with which you can build your own educational apps.
Share files anonymously
With Framadrop, you are done with attachments too large for the e-mail to be sent. This service allows you to share files efficiently and in a secure way.
Transmit encrypted data
With Framabin, you can share data which only you and the recipient can decrypt, in a very simple way.
Share pictures anonymously
Framapic allows you to easily share pictures, to publish them on Twitter, Facebook… or Framasphère for example!
Framadrive allows you to store your files online, synchronize them between your PCs, mobile devices… and share them with whoever you want.
MyFrama is a little digital catch all, which allows you to store and easily find again the links that you like in the style of del.ico.us! With a system of tags and automatic sorting, you can easily tidy up your tabs and bookmarks, and use the MyFrama button to find again the Framasoft services that you use!
Host free code
Framagit is a tool for developers. It can host your open source software projects and allows users to work on it collaboratively.
Framasite allows you to easily create a website and to host it on our servers. There’s no advertising or tracking posing risk to privacy of your site’s visitors.
Framawiki allows you to easily create a wiki and to host it on our servers. There’s no advertising or tracking posing risk to privacy of your site’s visitors.
Unclassifiable but not badly classified!
Discussion areas, purchases, development…
Everything about the whole of the network as well as our think tank and projects under development are grouped together in this section.
GéGé, Geektionnerd generator
GéGé, Geektionnerd generator
The Framasoft forum
Do you have any questions? We (might) have an answer! "If you do not know, ask. If you know, share". Framacolibri is a place where we can share information about Open source.
Our free little shop
The marketplace for physical Framasoft products: Framakey, Framabook, Framadvd but also goodies and t-shirts.
Our documentation center
To know everything on the use of the online services that we offer and to learn through our different guides how to gain in autonomie.